SACHIN

SACHIN TENDULKAR INDUCTED INTO ICC’S HALL OF FAME

ANM News Desk: Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar has been inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame alongside South African pace legend Allan Donald.

Joining Tendulkar and Donald in the Hall of Fame was two-time World Cup-winning Australian woman cricketer Cathryn Fitzpatrick.

The 46-year-old former right-hand batsman is regarded the greatest to have played the game along with Sir Donald Bradman and remains the top run-accumulator in both Tests and ODIs.

JK PARVEZ

ENHANCED INFRASTRUCTURE WILL HELP TO BOOST CRICKET IN J&K: PARVEZ RASOOL

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: Well-known cricketer Parvez Rasool while addressing a Presser in Srinagar said that he would have performed better if the state had the right cricket infrastructure. However, he asserted that things had started to improve as the J&K Cricket Association (JKCA) was on job to groom players from the grass-roots.

“I could have performed better, but I stayed back due to a few things. I did not get the required infrastructure here as there were no turf wickets then. Whatever facilities are available outside, we do not even have five per cent of it. The JKCA for the first time in J&K’s history organised a district tournament last year that saw participation of 1,300 teams. This year, 1,600 teams will participate. Now, selectors are going to the districts instead of players coming to Srinagar. We got a fast bowler from Kupwara and we discovered talent from remote areas of Pulwama and Kulgam districts. Even from Ladakh, we have selected two to four boys who could represent the state if properly trained,” Rasool said.

In 2013, the cricketer from Bijbehara in Anantnag district the hotbed of new-age militancy was included in the Indian team for Zimbabwe. However, Parvez made his one-day debut against Bangladesh in 2014. He also represented Pune Warriors and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. He said five more turf pitches were coming up in near future.

CRICKET

ENGLAND AND NEW ZEALAND TO GO HEAD-TO-HEAD IN ICC WORLD CUP FINALS

ANM News Desk: England will be facing New Zealand in the ICC Cricket World Cup final. This will be England’s fourth final and New Zealand’s second.

The final match will be played at Lord’s stadium, known as the home of cricket. Lord’s also hosted the final of the inaugural World Cup in 1975.

England stormed into the World Cup final with an 8-wicket victory over Australia while New Zealand reached their second successive World Cup final after toppling India by 18 runs.

LATA DHONI

DON’T EVEN THINK OF RETIREMENT: LATA MANGESHKAR EXTENDS SUPPORT TO MS DHONI

ANM News Desk: On Wednesday, Indians endured a massive disappointment when New Zealand thrashed team India to emerge the first finalist of 2019 ICC World Cup. India lost the match by just 18 runs. But Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni were the rebellious conquerors.

However, the 38-year-old veteran is rumored to declare his retirement anytime soon.

RAHUL DRAVID

BCCI APPOINTS RAHUL DRAVID AS HEAD OF CRICKET AT NATIONAL CRICKET ACADEMY

Amarnath, Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday appointed Rahul Dravid as Head of Cricket, National Cricket Academy (NCA), Bengaluru. Mr. Dravid will oversee all cricket related activities at NCA and will be involved in mentoring, coaching, training and motivating players, coaches and support staff at the NCA.

Mr. Dravid will also work closely with the National Men’s and Women’s Head Coaches and Cricket Coaches for India Developmental teams – including India A, India Under 19, India Under 23 teams, in the identification of key training and development objectives.

RISHABH PANT_ENG

PANT TO REPLACE DHONI

ANM News Desk: Rishabh Pant will replace Ms Dhoni as wicketkeeper for the final 2 matches of India’s ODI series against Australia while the former captain prefers to be rested prior to the World Cup later this year.

Dhoni  will make an announcement on his future continuations after the World Cup in England and Wales.

The Indian Captain, Virat Kohli believed that the final two games would allow the players to prove themselves.

INDIA CRICKET_ENG

FIRST TWO-TONED INDIAN JERSEY

ANM News Desk: The Indian team jersey for the upcoming 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup was launched in Hyderabad on Friday. Team India Captain Virat Kohli alongwith Mahehndra Singh Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane and Prithvi Shaw were present at the launch. India’s women cricketers Harmanpreet Kaur and Jemimah Rodrigues also accompanied the men in blue.

The jersey by Nike, for the first time will have a two-toned blue both in the front and the back.

IND VS AUS

AUSSIES DEFEAT INDIA BY 34 RUNS IN ODI

ANM News Desk: Rohit Sharma’s individual effort was not enough to make up for a floundering top and middle order as India suffered a 34-run defeat at the hands of a resilient Australia in the first One-day International on Saturday.

Sharma conjured up a magnificent 133 of 129 balls for his 22nd ODI hundred which only helped in reducing the defeat-margin as India ended up at 254 for nine while chasing a 289-run target.

IND AUS COVER

INDIA BEATS AUSTRALIA BY 137 RUNS IN 3RD TEST, LEAD SERIES 2-1

ANM News Desk: India defeated Australia by 137 runs in the third cricket Test to take a 2-1 lead in the four-match series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday.

CRICKET COVER

1ST INDIA-AUSTRALIA TEST: POOR BATTING LEAVE INDIA STRUGGLING

ANM News Desk: Poor shot selection by Indian batsmen coupled with excellent bowling by Australia left the visitors struggling at 143/6 at tea on the opening day of the first cricket Test in Adelaide on Thursday.